Alnus serrulata ~ Smooth Alder-ServeScape
Alnus serrulata ~ Smooth Alder-ServeScape
Alnus serrulata ~ Smooth Alder-ServeScape
Alnus serrulata ~ Smooth Alder-ServeScape

Smooth Alder

Alnus serrulata

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  • Delivery to Greater Atlanta, GA & Greenville, SC area ONLY, within 5-7 business days.
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  • Pickup in 3-5 business days from our Switchyard in Chamblee, GA       
    (Mon/Wed/Fri 11am-4pm - 3708 N Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA)
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Planning to install this yourself? We recommend a size 15 Gallon or smaller for DIY installations. These sizes do not require any offloading equipment.
Any tree or shrub that is sized by HEIGHT or CAL (Caliper- size where the trunk meets the root flare) is delivered with a large root ball wrapped in burlap (B&B). They are typically 1000+ LBS per plant. They will require heavy equipment to install. Installation is not included in the price of the plant. We highly recommend adding the ServeScape ‘One-Click’ Installation service (must be added at the cart page) for material of this size, or working with a contractor that can provide equipment for installation.

For any tree or shrub that is sized larger than 10’ HEIGHT or 3” CAL, the customer will be required to provide offloading equipment or a contractor to offload unless paying for installation through ServeScape. We will coordinate delivery with you so that your contractor can have equipment ready upon your plant's arrival!

The Smooth Alder, also known as Alnus serrulata, is a deciduous tree native to North America. It is commonly found in wetland areas, such as swamps, marshes, and along stream banks.

The Smooth Alder is known for its smooth, grayish bark and its ability to tolerate wet soil conditions. It has dark green, oval-shaped leaves with serrated edges, which turn yellow in the fall before dropping off. The tree produces small, cone-like fruits that contain seeds.

The Smooth Alder is often used in landscaping projects for erosion control, stream bank stabilization, and as a wildlife habitat. It provides food and shelter for various bird species and other wildlife.




Eastern N. America, GA Native


10 - 20’ 


8’ - 15’



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9


Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

Yellow (male), Red (female)

Season of Interest: 


MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low maintenance.  Canker can be severe, and powdery mildew and leaf curl may appear.  Watch for aphids, leaf miners, lace bugs, and flea beetles.  Chlorosis  will appear in high pH soils.

LANDSCAPE USES: Specimen planting or Grove, Wetlands and pondsWoodland GardenNaturalized AreasNative Garden, and Shade Tree.

COMPANION PLANTS: River Birch, Swamp Chest Oak, Southern Lady Fern

IMAGES: ArocheAlnus serrulata arboretum Breuil 2CC BY-SA 3.0, (2) Photo by sonnia hillAlnus serrulata, (3) photo by Fyn KyndSmooth Alder - Alnus serrulata

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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